1 Corinthians 16:13 English Standard Version (ESV)
13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Philippians 4:8New King James Version (NKJV)
Meditate on These Things
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Isaiah 32:8 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
8 But those who are noble make noble plans.
And by doing noble things they succeed.
Today I watched a presidential candidate make clear statements about what ideals to uphold and none of them were Christian. Thus Christian courage, honor, fidelity, mercy and hope are sorely needed standards in today's post-Christian America. Teach your children their nobility in Christ. Teach them to be brave and to stand firm; and, while you're at it, remind yourself to do the same.